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that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
obama paused in the oval office for a moment of silence to honor victims of the marathon bombings. the observance took place at 250 eastern time that is when the bombs exploded near the finish line of the race. as he did so, many people across the boston did the same, stopping to remember the deadly attacks. >> homeland security secretary to janet nap olitano steps of to the plate today in debate over and immigration overall. she will testify before the senate judiciary committee. some questions will come from republican senator skeptical of legislation and of the obama administration's record on border security. >> the transportation security administration is delaying a policy change because as received so much a backlash. federal officials say, they are temporarily delay the policy that will allow passengers to carry small knives on to airlines. the t s a says, it needs more time to consider feedback from advisory committee. the committee includes the aviation industry and consumer law enforcement officials. the policy has been fiercely opposed by flight attendants, unions. it
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university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go on next year. in boston, susan mcginnis, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we are getting our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. check the two pictures. viewer photos sent in to whdh tv in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of a crowd. after the explosion the bag is gone. >>> a bay area community is reaching out to help a victim of the bombing. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surge
. >> president obama addressed the nation shortly after 3:00 this afternoon our time. as we just noted the fbi is running this investigation and the president says the full federal government will be used to find the person responsible for this attack. we have more from chief investigative reporter tony kovaleski. i know you spend the day talking to your federal law enforcement sources across the country. >> we are hearing there was no active specific target in california that is receiving special attention but everyone stresses that all agencies remain on high alert status. one of the early keys is the fact that they did recover at least one device that did not detonate. that is key because they are skilled at reverse engineering these devices. we are told the sophistication will help determine the potential suspect or suspects. you can bet they are combing through every piece of video and video cameras in that area. federal agents are currently running down leads internationally and domestically and two sources said today is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individua
bag around the time of the blast. >> at white house today president obama called the bombings an act of cowardice and made plans to travel to boston on thursday. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out the attack or why. whether or not planned and executed by a terrorist organization foreign or domestic or was the act of a malevolent individual. >> the president ordered flags at half staff in memory of the victims. >> bay area people who attended or competed in the marathon are getting back home now. we've been speaking with many of them today. wayne freedman has the coverage. >> we like to say every person has a story. but travelers arrived from san francisco international airport today only one story mattered in so many different versions. >> loud loom. >> two block as head. >> thought it's a cannon. >> people started to run one way. emts going another way. no one knew what is going on. >> you see snok smoke. you know there is chaos. >> there is no getting away from them. after flying across a continent. >> this is pretty emotional. an 8-year-old boy, they came out and watched
involvement in setting the interest of the letters to president obama and senator roger wicker as well as one to a mississippi judge. curtis is in detention and preliminary hearing began on friday and continues today. >> investigators and taxes have not determined a cause of the explosion that killed 14 people including 10 first responders and a fertilizer plant in west texas. investigators say they pinpointed where the blast originated. the mpeg damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and businesses leaving hundreds of people homeless and in need of help. authorities have also released 91 tapes that captured the initial panic after the fire and massive blast. >> there was some type of explosion and our house, all of the windows are completely blocked and. the walls, part of it is blown off. >>, down and take a deep breath. we are aware of the situation and we are sending people out there as soon as we can. >> city leaders allowed some residents to return to their homes are the weekend but they still face strict curfews. fire officials will hold a memorial service at baylor university on thursda
the white house a bill for $8,000. that's how much it cost to protect president obama when he visited earlier this month. the president attended two events in the upscale town and raked in more than $3 million. atherton plans to send in in voices to the white house, the secret service, national committee and two households which hosted the private donner events. the president also stopped in san francisco but city leaders there say they do not plan on charging him. >>> the new span of the bay bridge is months away from opening and so is the new bikepath on the bridge. most of it anyway. the first two-thirds is a pedestrian walkway. it will open september 3rd, the same day cal tran plans to open the eastern end. the old bridge is in the way of the remaining third of that bikepath. a good day for a bike ride. lets look at the forecast. >> in for christina loren this morning. a warm day. flags are something we're keeping an eye on in san francisco. it's blowing offshore. still talk about temperatures warming nicely first half of the day 67 san francisco, later on the coast cooler 72 in.
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